Wednesday Advent Sermon Series
In the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, a miserly old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future. Scrooge has become obsessed with his money and these ghosts remind him that life is about so much more than wealth.
Sometimes, it is worth it for us to examine our past, analyze our present, and look toward the future to get real perspective on our lives. This is what we will seek to do in this series.
Wednesday December 4, 2019 - Christmas Past - Matthew 1:1-16
Christmas is a time for family! Families come in from all over to be together during the holidays. The family you grew up with in the past, however, can sometimes become frustrating in the present. In this message, we see that every family has its warts and flaws, but by grace, even a bad family experience in the past can be used according to God’s good purposes.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Christmas Present - Luke 1:26-38
The normal hustle and bustle of the holiday season is stressful enough in and of itself. But when sometime unexpected comes up – whether that be a big bill, a health crisis, or a problem at work – the effects can be overwhelming. Mary is met by an angel with a completely unexpected announcement – that she will be the mother of the Messiah!
Her response of faith is precisely what we need to face life’s unexpected challenges.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Christmas Future - Luke 2:25-34
Fear of the future is common. An old man named Simeon notes that Mary’s future will be a difficult one as she has to watch her Son die. Simeon himself is nearing death, and yet he does not fear the future, for He has seen God’s Savior. We too do not need to fear the future when we face the future with Jesus..
Christmas Day 2019 - Christmas Timeless John 1:1-5, 10-14
Whether it is the past, the present, or the future, all time shares one thing in common: trouble. John 1 reminds us that Jesus stepped out of that which was timeless and trouble-free and into a time that was trouble-filled. Why did He do this? To meet us in and to love us through whatever troubles we may face!